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The Bill Newman Show 5.21.14
The Bill Newman Show 5.21.14

Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella; W. Mass AFSC Director Jeff Napolitano and Paki Wieland on drones in our valley.

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2 hours ago in National

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

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The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

3 hours ago in National

Hundreds protest for $15 minimum wage at McDonald’s headquarters

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Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

3 hours ago in National

Funding battle begins with House bill on regulators, agencies

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The first shots in a political battle over funding for a range of federal activities rang out during a congressional subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances on a budget bill for financial regulators and other agencies.

4 hours ago in National

States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

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Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment."

4 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 26

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.